Hi, Harry. Native Spanish speaker here. You can also say "¿Puedo usar el servicio (los servicios)?" (Can I use the bathroom?) as a formal way if you are not in your own house. But that does not necessarily mean that you are always saying it formally. I do it at my parents' house ("Voy al servicio") as something normal. And you can also say it to ask about "el baño (los baños)" in a coloquial manner if you are, for example, in a restaurant. I hope that helps ;-)
Interesting, that Russian has a word "баня" (read as: baña), which literally means "bath house", a Sauna of sorts, only somewhere between Finnish and Turkish Saunas. Guess it could come from Spanish "baño", along with the extremely versatile grammar.
If el baño is Spanish for bathroom, what is the word for toilet?
All good! I just found out it can be el inodoro or el retrete or el servicio or el lavabo. All better than the USA-inspired PC 'bathroom'.
Do the speaking exercise on the computer work for anyone else? They work on the mobile version but the computer version never works.
somewhat a lot of Spanish words that are almost the same as Tagalog words like this, 'bano' which has the same meaning and pronunciation in Tagalog and figured out i was right after answering lol skl
The term "El" referrs to a male, right? I said "His bathroom", why is this wrong? I thought that "El" referrs to a male. Obviously not. Why?
El is the masculine article "the", and it's used here because the noun baño is masculine.
The word él (with an accent) would be the pronoun "he". "His", on the other hand, is a possessive adjective, translated as su: "su baño" - "his bathroom".
Thanks so much RyagonIV. This really cleared things up. Enjoy the lingots. Thanks again!
Vámono' pa'l baño que nadie no' está viendo, si no me conoces, nos vamo' conociendo. Sé que suena loco pero me gusta tanto, estar un día más así, yo no lo aguanto...
Vámonos para el baño que nadie nos está viendo - Let's go to the bathroom so nobody sees us
Si no me conoces, nos vamos conociendo - If you don't know me, we will get to know each other
Sé que suena loco pero me gusta tanto - I know it seems crazy, but I like it so much
Estar un día más así, yo no lo aguanto - Being like that for one more day, I can't stand it
I initially got it wrong. It asked me again so i quite confidently put in the bathroom, the restroom. IT SAID I WAS WRONG AGAIN! Ive bn trying over and over but to no avail :(
Did you actually write "the bathroom, the restroom"? You should decide on one of these words. There is only one "el baño" in the prompt.
It said to "Write this in English." So I wrote, this in English, and it counted it wrong!
How is it possible to get 4 or 9or 3points or whatever its feel like a big joke me my self only have a tenpoint?
I'm not sure about the mobile app, but you can buy "timed practice" in the store, and if you then "practice" in the web version, you can choose to do it in a timed manner. You'll get a set of 20 questions with a time limit, and you get 1 XP for every question you answer correctly within that time.
Saying an entirely different word - That's a typo Using "The" instead of "A" - Entirely wrong